Problem Description and Possible Solution
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
Average mileage: 152,380 (14,700–315,000)
Engine affected: 3.4L V6
31 people reported this problem
I have not corrected the problem yet as this just happened last night. No check engine light came on either. I ran in store left vam running came out about 5 minutes later and van stalled! It would not start back up! It wants to but can't turn over. There is a spark. The fuel is not making it to the engine. Which by the way the gas gauge stopped working on this van too about 5,000 miles back!
Just changed my fuel pump eldelco car was working fine until suddenly engine cut out wont start,i did not change the filter waiting for delivery i hope it is this the pump is still making a noise when i turn the key any other suggestions please thanks.......
When my Venture did this, it took the shop 3 days to figure it out - a freakin' $15 wiring harness about halfway back to the fuel tank got corroded. Over $300 to fix that because of all the time it took them to figure it out. Van would randomly not start and sometimes die.
Note: engine was replaced at <40,000 under warranty.
Vehicle now has 80,000 and sometimes fails to start. It runs FINE. It occasionally fails to start, although it cranks well...just fails to turn over.